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UGX -Technical Director I

Location: Austin, TX, USA

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Requisition Number: 183492

Position Title: Technical Director I

External Description:

We’re EA—the world’s largest video game publisher. You’re probably familiar with many of our titles—Madden, FC, Apex Legends, The Sims, Need for Speed, Dead Space, Battlefield and Star Wars, to name a few. But maybe you don’t know how we’re committed to creating games for every platform—from social to mobile to console —to give our players that anytime, anywhere access they demand. What does that mean for you? It means more opportunities to unleash your computing genius. 

EA’s Digital Platform (EADP) organization is responsible for driving critical technology decisions and investments for EA on a global scale, across all divisions and studio teams. Technology and engineering leadership at EA is critical to making the industry’s best games & services and the EADP team is leading the way to providing cross-platform services that will keep our consumers connected with our games anytime, anywhere with anyone.

EA has an opportunity for a Technical Director position. As a Technical Director, you will be a senior technical member of the central engineering team to design, develop, deploy, and maintain high throughput world class services at global scale for our next generation games. EA’s network of games caters to tens of millions of monthly active users. You'll have the opportunity to build sophisticated platform capabilities handling several hundred-thousand requests per second and driving the player engagement of many of the industry’s most popular titles.  If you like solving complex computing problems, are a passionate team player and thrive in a fast paced, ever changing development environment this is a great opportunity for you. 

What Would You Do

  • Architect, design & build massively scalable services, solutions, platforms & UI components with stellar performance.
  • Provide technology roadmap & direction for platforms, products, and features.
  • Innovate for simplicity and low maintenance
  • Collaborate with distributed cross functional teams and deliver amazing experiences to the players
  • Drive technical excellence amongst team members by coaching and mentoring
  • Lead and deliver on company wide technology initiatives in partnership with other architects
  • Provide accurate estimates on deliverables for yourself and help team on the same
  • Identify and mitigate technology risks during early stages of development
  • Provide architectural guidance and inputs for Quality Assurance, Load/Performance Testing, Capacity Planning, etc.
  • Review design & code for adherence to architecture, security compliance and coding standards
  • Institutionalize & evangelize engineering best practices across teams.
  • Identify the right choice of tools & technologies for solving the problem to minimize time, money and maximize efficiency.
  • The last level in the escalation chain for resolving technical issues 

Must have Skills

  • Bachelor of Technology or Engineering from a reputed institute
  • 12+ years of experience working in Java, J2EE technologies and 8+ years of experience in building highly scalable distributed systems using Microservices architecture.
  • Strong command over Spring, Spring Boot, gRPC, Load Balancing, Caching, Message Buses (Kafka etc.), AWS Cloud, Kubernetes, Docker, and other commonly used tools & techniques for building high performance distributed systems on the cloud.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and deploying high volume, high transaction based, distributed and highly available web applications.
  • Hands-on experience in building rich UI applications using JavaScript/TypeScript frameworks and libraries (such as React, Angular etc.), HTML and CSS.
  • Hands on experience in leveraging UI tools & testing frameworks
  • Demonstrated ability to architect distributed applications and services on Cloud Platforms using OSS & CNCF standards.
  • Strong Understanding of microservices & event driven patterns
  • Excellent understanding of object-oriented design patterns and design principles
  • Experience in SQL and NoSQL databases such as RDS, Elasticsearch and Cassandra
  • Experience in Kafka, Amazon SNS, Elasticsearch, Redis, etc.
  • Experience & understanding of DevOps including building CI/CD pipelines using Docker, Jenkins/ Gitlab CI & Kubernetes
  • Excellent Troubleshooting & root cause analysis skills
  • Superb ability to take high level direction, work through ambiguity and drive to execution in an iterative model.
  • Superb ability to translate business requirements into technical design & architecture.
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and effectively.
  • Technology enthusiast, always on the lookout for the latest and greatest tools and technologies for solving problems.

Highly Desired Skills

  • Experience with EKS, Terraform, Helm
  • Experience in Amazon Aurora, DynamoDB, Redshift, etc.
  • Experience in building & deploying web applications using service mesh (Istio) leveraging mesh features.
  • Experience in Streaming processing technologies – Kafka Streams, Flink etc.

 What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!

We love to brag about our great perks like Global fitness program, game credits, Zeta (Food Coupons), Parental Insurance & Medical, Accident & life insurance and since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives off creativity and individuality. At EA, we live the “work hard/play hard” credo every day.

 

                                                    Don’t Just Play It – Create It!

 



US COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.


BASE SALARY RANGES

• California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):
º $161,100 - $239,700 USD Annually
• New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):
º $142,900 - $239,700 USD Annually
• Jersey City, NJ :
º $187,400 - $239,700 USD Annually
• Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):
º $153,100 - $206,200 USD Annually
• Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):
º $142,900 - $230,000 USD Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to temporary full-time employees scheduled to work full time.

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We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

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About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Days Open: 80

Can this position be remote?: 1

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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